KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A member of the Chiefs’ training staff reportedly has tested positive for COVID-19.
Kansas City’s strength and conditioning coach, Barry Rubin, has tested positive for the virus, NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero said Tuesday on Twitter, citing sources.
#Chiefs strength and conditioning coach Barry Rubin tested positive for COVID-19, per sources.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 5, 2021
Contact tracing is underway. No players in the facility the past two days, which helps, and not due back until Thursday. Good time for a bye.
Per NFL COVID-19 policy, contact tracing is underway.
The Chiefs, who are the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs, have a first-round bye and won’t play again until Jan. 16 or 17.
Kansas City isn’t scheduled to practice this week until Thursday, so players haven’t been required to be at the facility this week unless they are receiving treatment from the team’s training staff.
Rubin is in his eighth season with the Chiefs, having followed coach Andy Reid to the franchise from Philadelphia. He had worked with Reid on the Eagles' strength and conditioning staff from 2008-12.
The NFL announced earlier Tuesday that 34 players tested positive for COVID-19 from Dec. 27 to Jan. 2, the most for any week during the season.
There were 36 positive tests among team personnel last week for a total of 256 player and 432 other personnel since Aug. 1, 2020.
According to updated info from the NFL/NFLPA, 34 players and 36 team personnel tested positive for COVID-19 last week.— Tod Palmer (@todpalmer) January 5, 2021
The 34 players are the most in any single week since testing began. pic.twitter.com/wIvxSwr9iC
The Cleveland Browns announced Tuesday that coach Kevin Stefanski tested positive for COVID-19 along with members of his staff. He will miss Sunday’s AFC Wild Card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at 7:15 p.m. on 41 Action News.